Welcome to Year 4
Our teacher is Miss Beresford and our teaching assistant is Miss Fox.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
This term in English, we will be reading stories with historical settings before writing our own. We then move on to recounts and journey poetry. After half-term we look at stories from other cultures focusing on aboriginal stories before moving on to some performance poetry.
In Maths we begin by revising mental and written methods for the four operations. We then look at acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles before moving on to decimals and measures (including time and money). We will continue to work on our knowledge and recall of all the times tables.
In History, we will be finding out about Henry VIII and his rule as a Tudor king. In Science, we will be understanding how electrical circuits work before finding out about teeth in humans and animals. We will learn new vocabulary for pets and food in French and will use the vocabulary to read and create our own sentences. In Art, we will look at Aboriginal artwork using printing techniques to create our own work in a similar style. In DT we will use our knowledge of electricity from Science to create a steady-hand game using an electrical circuit and in Music we will be creating our own sea shanties. We will be studying Christianity in RE with a focus on Worship and Salvation. P.E will include Tudor dancing, Netball, Golf and Gymnastics. In Computing we will be making games using ‘Scratch’ before creating and editing our own movies using IMovie. We will continue to have some good discussion in both PSHE and P4C.
P.E- Our P.E days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. One of our sessions will be outside this half term so make sure you have the correct kit.
Reading books- Reading records should be handed in every Monday regardless of whether you have finished your book or not. Reading books can be changed throughout the week.
Spellings- Weekly spellings will be sent home on Thursdays. You should practice them daily. You will then be tested on them the following Thursday.
Times Tables- As well as practicing Times tables in school, you should also be practicing them at home at least three times a week. This can be done on Times Table Rock Stars, Hit the button, writing them out and reciting them orally.
Active Learn- As part of your Maths homework you will be set online games on Active Learn. If you have lost your login details let me know and I will reset them for you :)